Wife told me to get a new amp!

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So I got home from work and the wife said I should buy a new amp. That was out of left field, but waiting for the punch line, like “a quieter one”. But she said like the guy from Rush. Now, she has no idea what a Hughes and Kettner amp is, so now I’m very perplexed. Then she showed me the Home Depot ad with washing machines.🤦‍♂️. What a complete downer.....
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That’s it! Not sure if we are getting a wall, only 2 kids left at home
 

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Get the H&K amps with Rush rotisserie's. More enjoyable than doing laundry.

I think they also had a H&G amp with a Flux Capacitor. Little gremlin type guys would occasionally come out on the stage and toss some junk into the amps when they rebooted their touring about 15 to 10 years ago.

I only saw Rush twice and regret not seeing them sooner and will regret not seeing them in the future!
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I saw them with Blue Oyster Cult opening in the early 80’s. My girlfriend(now the wife who suggested buying the amp) smoked pot for the first time and passed out. Great show
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I seen ‘em in Largo, MD 1987(?) I think it was. My older sisters boyfriend took me. I remember green lasers. Fog machines. And iirc a green laser waffle looking grid that seemed to float out from the stage in the air.
 

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Hey Paul,

reading just the title I thought your wife wasn't happy with your Boss Katana and suggested replacing it 😅 Have you bought it?
 

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That’s it! Not sure if we are getting a wall, only 2 kids left at home
Actually now that I see it again, even they looked like "washing machines", those were their time machine cabinets!

They had real laundry machines on stage as well:

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Get the H&K amps with Rush rotisserie's. More enjoyable than doing laundry.
Since not all might know what this is about:

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A band with a great sense of humor!

Saw the "Clockwork Angels" tour. Tremendous!

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So I got home from work and the wife said I should buy a new amp. That was out of left field, but waiting for the punch line, like “a quieter one”. But she said like the guy from Rush. Now, she has no idea what a Hughes and Kettner amp is, so now I’m very perplexed. Then she showed me the Home Depot ad with washing machines.🤦‍♂️. What a complete downer.....
Paul
Rebosbro,
How long have you been married? Life is about negotiation man. :cool:
 

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Lifeson's Barbie doll groupies on his pedal board:

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Before the shows, his roadies have them holding up rude signs so Lifeson sees them as he goes on stage.

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Hey Paul,

reading just the title I thought your wife wasn't happy with your Boss Katana and suggested replacing it 😅 Have you bought it?
I did! Think there is a speaker swap in the very near future. Thinking Cannibus Rex. The effects are great, but it will serve its purpose well.
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Bought a new amp for my birthday a few months ago. Bought a new washer & dryer yesterday.
 

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It's funny, as you started the thread, I had just started shopping for an amp ;] Something with a fair amount of clean headroom. I browsed around the net, quickly figured out I didn't like much of anything that's out there, and then I remembered I restored an 80's MIJ Roland Spirit 50 that wasn't too bad and had a raft of 1/4 jacks all in the front, perfect for my layout. I need a headphone jack, and a line out for recording quietly through headphones.

Dragged its heavy 32lb mass into the house from my summer music shed, let it warm up a few hours, hooked it all up. And Bingo, great cleans and takes pedals very well. The Roland speaker might be ok for Jazz, but absolutely unbearable otherwise. The only jack this amp doesn't have is speaker out, so I disconnected the 12" speaker - which desperately needs to be replaced with something, light preferably, like neodymium - and fed it into my trusty ADDROCK ported 2x12 with a pair of 70's Marshall branded Celestion 25 watters that sound quite amazing and it sounds great. 2 16Ω speakers = 8Ω cabinet.

Even better through my Sennheiser HD420 headphones, dreamy cleans, great spring reverb. The overdrive channel is completely useless, but it got me to break out my old tube dinosaur SIB Varidrive, and holy deliciousness. Best tone I've had in a long time. Reverb is good enough for me to sh*can my reverb pedal, current being a Mad Professor Silver Spring which is quite good actually.

This is all with the SF-4. I'm tailoring all my gear around this one. I needed cleaner cleans, and cleaner overdrive as well.

The dynamic range of the SF-4/HB1's is really extreme. Turns out you don't need a lot of overdrive at all, it's when you dig in really hard that all the magic happens.

This is the Roland. Rare enough I've never been able to replace the 3rd knob from left, Master Vol with Pull Presence.

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I picked this up at a pawn shop the summer I joined up here, 2016. Not often you see a cool old amp any more, and this one got run over probably, fixed it ;]

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